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Jack Szostak

Nobel laureate, Medicine, 2009

Jack Szostak is the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for showing how chromosomes are safely copied and protected against degradation. Szostak currently studies the origin and early evolution of life through efforts to design and synthesize a self-replicating protocell capable of Darwinian evolution. Szostak is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, an Investigator at both Massachusetts General Hospital and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.